Mother of God with Baby, Mikhail Vrubel, 1885
- Posted by Mikhail Vrubel
- Museum: Kirillov Church, Kiev
- Year: 1885
Overview of the painting :
Our Lady with Baby – Mikhail Vrubel. 1885. Zinc sheet, oil, gold
Creating one of the altar icons of the temple of the XII century, the master tried to stick to the canons of Byzantine painting. Despite strict rules, work stands out from the general series and represents a new word in Russian icon painting.
As a model for the icon, the author chose the wife and child of his friend, art critic. The viewer is not able to tear his eyes off the unusually spiritualized and deep within the meaning of the work. The artist managed to give the images tragedy and triumph, parade and compassion.
Gold, dark red tone of the garment of the Virgin, snow-white robes of Christ the baby – everything in work is harmonious and harmonious. Unusual for the viewer to express faces on the icon. The realism and expressiveness of images has a strong effect on the viewer. It was from this work that the glory of the master in Russia began.